Q. When can I apply for scholarships?
Most scholarships are posted on our website Financial Aid Programs under the "Scholarships" link. If you click on the "See list of current scholarship opportunities and deadlines" link, you will enter into a section of scholarships that are generally advertised
in mid-October and have a deadline of mid-February.
To apply for one or more of scholarships from this section, you would need to complete
a general application. Once you have completed the general application, you can begin
applying for Foothill scholarships that you meet the qualifications for.
If you click on "Outside Scholarship Listing" link, you will enter into a scholarship section where Foothill College posts a vast
variety of scholarships offered by different agencies. This application process is
different from the one above. Students must follow guidelines of an individual scholarship
and apply for each of them separately.
Third section of the Foothill College Scholarship Page is the "Additional Scholarship
Recourses". This section provides more links and search engines where students may
look for additional scholarship funds.
Q. I received a scholarship. Do I have to report it to the Financial Aid Office? How?
Yes, you do need to report it to the Financial Aid Office. You may contact the Financial
Aid Office in writing that you have received a scholarship. Make sure that you include
the name of the scholarship and the amount, your name and student ID number or Social
Security Number on your correspondence.
Q. I will be receiving a scholarship from my high school. How will this scholarship
be treated in my Financial Aid award?
Federal regulations require that all Financial Aid assistance you receive be taken
into consideration when awarding aid. This means that outside scholarships must be
used to meet your financial need. The college will use any outside scholarship you
are awarded to replace an equal amount of loan or work-study funds you would have
otherwise received before they reduce your grant aid.
Q. If I am awarded a scholarship, how will I get the money?
Scholarship funds are disbursed to students through BankMobile. If you have never
had a BankMobile account at the time your scholarship is posted on your MyPortal account,
our system will generate a letter with instructions to set up your account and it
will be sent to your home address. If you are a U.S. citizen or an eligible-non-citizen
with a social security number, you may select whether you want your scholarship disbursement
to go to a BankMobile account or to be transferred to your personal bank account.
If you are a student who choose not to create a BankMobile account, a printed check
will be mailed to your Financial Aid address listed on you're My Portal by BankMobile
four weeks after the original disbursement date.